anemone

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noun anem·o·ne \ ə-ˈne-mə-nē \

Definition of anemone

1 :any of a large genus (Anemone) of perennial herbs of the buttercup family having lobed or divided leaves and showy flowers without petals but with conspicuous sepals called also windflower

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Origin and Etymology of anemone

Latin, from Greek anemōnē

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ANEMONE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of anemone for English Language Learners

  • : a type of garden plant that has white, purple, or red flowers


ANEMONE Defined for Kids

anemone

noun anem·o·ne \ ə-ˈne-mə-nē \

Definition of anemone for Students

1 :a plant that blooms in spring and is often grown for its large white or colored flowers

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anemone

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noun anem·o·ne \ ə-ˈnem-ə-nē \

medical Definition of anemone

1 capitalized :a genus of herbs of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) widely distributed in temperate and subarctic regions that have lobed or divided leaves and showy flowers and that include some (as a pasqueflower) used medicinally especially formerly
2 :a plant or flower of the genus Anemone


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